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Drunk History's premiere episode "Washington D.C." stars Bob Odenkirk as President Richard Nixon, Jack McBrayer as advisor H.R. Haldeman, and Jack Black as Elvis.
It took two seasons for it to get to the cocktail capital of the U.S., but Comedy Central's Drunk History
will shoot in New Orleans for its upcoming third season. The show, created by comic Derek Waters, is based on a Funny or Die web series in which comedians turn into booze goblins and try to articulate a nugget of American history, which is then staged by actors and comics. Previous seasons have recreated historic events in southern cities like Atlanta (in which Jenny Slate tells the story of Coca-Cola's founding), Montgomery (Morgan Murphy on the Joe Louis and Max Schmeling prizefight) and Nashville (starring Casey Wilson as Dolly Parton), and now New Orleans will get a turn. The third season will also include Las Vegas, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Miami, Cleveland, New Mexico and Los Angeles.
Show producers have asked people living in those cities to record themselves (between 30 seconds and 1 minute) telling the camera what they love most about their town, then send the footage to DHloveletters@gmail.com. Here's the announcement, via Facebook
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! Season 3 of Drunk History is going to include trips to New Orleans, Las Vegas, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Miami, Cleveland, New Mexico and Los Angeles. If you think Derek Waters should talk to you about one of those places, and you live in that place now, do this:
-Open the camera on your phone. (If you’re at work, walk into the kitchen or something.)
-Record 0:30 - 1 minute of you talking about what you love about where you live.
-Send it to DHloveletters@gmail.com
Just to be super clear, we’re not asking you to submit an idea for a story to feature on the show, and we’re not looking for narrators. What we do want is to talk to people who live where we’re going, about what their home is all about. So, open your phone and tell us right now, and we’ll be coming to see you soon! Thank you!!
New Orleans also isn't short on comics to give some very sloppy history lessons, nor is it skimpy on history. What stories would you like to see told, badly?